Where leaders make themselves.
Decades before women in America gained the right to vote, Simmons College had an innovative mission—to educate women for independent livelihoods and meaningful lives. We empower women who are intellectually curious, ambitious, and socially conscious to become leaders in their careers and communities—and have been doing so for more than 100 years.
Today Simmons offers the benefits of a small university. A cutting-edge undergraduate women’s college with more than 50 majors and programs, Simmons consistently ranks among the top schools in its category in U.S.News & World Report’s annual survey and is named in The Princeton Review’s The Best 379 Colleges and Forbes.com’s list of “America’s Best Colleges.”
Majors and programs
Simmons offers more than 50 majors and programs. Top majors include biology, business, communications, English, nursing, political science, and psychology.
Simmons provides opportunities for student-faculty research, internships, study abroad, career support, networking, and mentorship. Each student explores a variety of subjects while gaining an in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of her major. Students say Simmons’s small classes, intellectual focus, and high level of support contribute to their confidence and success.
Simmons students gain professional experience through internships, field work, independent study, and research opportunities. Many spend one or more semesters interning for Boston’s renowned research and teaching hospitals, schools, businesses, cultural institutions, government agencies, and nonprofits. Undergraduates frequently collaborate with faculty on professional research and publications and present their work at industry conferences.
Connecting to the global community is a vital part of the Simmons experience. Students can spend a few weeks, an entire semester, or a year abroad.
Life in Boston
Simmons shares Boston’s Fenway neighborhood with more than a dozen other colleges and universities, as well as renowned teaching hospitals and research centers, cafés, performance venues, libraries, and museums. Excellent public transportation provides access to all parts of the city. Near the main campus, the Simmons gated residence campus is a private refuge in the city, with nine brick residence halls, a sports center, a dining hall, and more.
Find out if Simmons is right for you: attend an admission event or schedule an individual visit. Ask the Office of Undergraduate Admission to arrange an interview with a professor, program director, or department chair.
A small nonsectarian private university with an undergraduate women’s college that integrates liberal arts and professional preparation along with coeducational graduate programs
• Fenway neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts
• Within walking distance of 15 other college campuses
• Next door to world-renowned museums, libraries, and teaching/research hospitals
• 1,700 undergraduate female students; 15% Dix Scholars (adult learners)
• 3,000 female and male graduate students
• Approximately 22% self-reported African American, Latina, Asian, Native American, and multiracial students; 3% international students
• 37 states and 20 countries represented
• 10:1 student-faculty ratio
• 209 full-time faculty members, 72% of whom are women
• Nearly 90% of liberal arts faculty with doctorates in their fields or terminal degrees
• Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, doctoral degree, and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study
• More than 50 undergraduate majors and programs, with minors in all departments
• Exceptional internships, field work, and research opportunities
• Integrated undergraduate/graduate programs and accelerated degrees
• Special programs, including an honors program, political intern fellowships, study abroad, domestic exchange, and alumnae mentoring
• Academic support services, disabilities specialists, and writing assistants
• Cross-registration at five neighboring colleges
Activities and Athletics
• More than 50 student clubs, organizations, and academic liaisons
• 10 NCAA Division III varsity teams
• Extensive exercise and activity programs
• Service learning programs
• Nationally recognized, student-run community outreach program
• Tuition: $36,320
• Room and board: $14,040
• Activity fee: $260
• Health insurance: $2,655
• Health Center fee: $800
• Total: $54,075
• Academic merit awards available, from $2,000–$15,000, renewable for four years; $2,000 Phi Keta Kappa Scholarship
• Scholarships, loans, grants, and federal work-study determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)